|Aesculus glabra is a deciduous tree generally ranging in height from 20 to 40 feet tall, occasionally may reach 80 feet. Dense rounded growth habit, lower branches sweep the ground and then arch upwards. Older tree trunks develop deeply furrowed, scaly grayish bark. New foliage is bright green, summer leaves are dark green turning to yellow or pumpkin orange in fall. Greenish-yellow flowers, 1 inch long, appear in mid to late spring on 4- to 7-inch long panicles, somewhat obscured by the foliage. Fruit is similar to the Common Horsechesnut, 1 to 2 inches long with a prickly capsule. Prefers moist, well drained, acidic soil. Prune in early spring. Can be suject to leaf blotch, powdery mildew and a few other pests. It is a good native tree left in natural settings or in large parks. Native from Pennsylvania to Alabama, over to Kansas and Nebraska.